• Geotechnical Engineering
  • Support of Excavation Design
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Contractor Support
  • Construction QA/QC
  • Stormwater Management

Geotechnical Engineering

JZN provides engineering services to design professionals, contractors, private developers and public agencies for retail buildings, residential developments, commercial buildings, industrial structures, urban/community development and public projects. Our specialties include:

Ensuring a solid foundation

JZN uses innovative techniques to improve the ground in order to render contaminated, swampy or seismically sensitive soils suitable for building structures of any kind. With new, cost-effective and environmentally sound methods, we’re providing solutions to our clients’ challenges.

Support of Excavation Design

JZN provides practical support of excavation design services and solutions
for all types of site conditions and project requirements. Our expertise in
a broad range of support of excavation solutions allows us to provide the
most cost-effective design that work for both the developer and contractor.

  • Solider Pile
  • Micro Pile
  • Secant Pile
  • Slurry Wall
  • Sheet Pile
  • Kicker & Heel Blocks
  • Tie Backs
  • Bulk Heads
  • Underpinning
  • Top Down
  • Construction

JZN has extensive experience working with adjacent to high-rise buildings, MTA structures, utility easements and public infrastructure. JZN will quickly and effectively work with public agencies to ensure the prompt progress of your project.

Forensic Engineering

Forensic geotechnical engineering deals with the investigation of failures of geotechnical origin, not only from a technical viewpoint but also with the possibility of litigation in mind. The process of forensic engineering includes data collection, characterization of distress, diagnostic testing, back analysis, instrumentation, development of failure hypotheses, reliability checks and legal issues. Forensic investigations differ from conventional geotechnical investigations in that they are retrospective. They seek to explain what has happened rather than to predict future performance. A further distinguishing factor is that, following a failure, there is an urgency to clean up the site and rebuild or repair the works. This limits the time available for investigation and makes it essential that all relevant data is recorded before the evidence is removed. Our engineering experience has allowed us to develop an expertise in establishing loss prevention practices for our clients. Our clients use our forensic expertise to resolve construction repair and maintenance issues, dispute inaccurate assertions and legal actions. Our expertise is related to issues such as groundwater seepage, ground settlement, landslides, slope movements, foundation failure, and slab-on-grade and pavement distress. We consult with our clients throughout our forensic investigation to support their decision making process. As necessary, we can provide expert testimony in legal cases.

Contractor Support

Our professional engineers have the knowledge and experience to provide contractors with assistance from foundation value engineering to construction engineering support. We understand the fast track nature of construction projects and are committed to providing engineering solutions in a timely manner.

We approach each job with the primary goal of client satisfaction through innovative, cost effective, and competent solutions to the contractor’s geotechnical, earthwork, and foundation challenges. We have a reputation for aggressively representing our client’s interests while being able to develop technically sound and cost effective solutions to construction problems.

An essential objective of our team is to respond quickly to any problem that arises during construction which may potentially increase cost, prolong the schedule, or result in a completed project that fails to meet the owner’s expectations. Our contractor support services include:

Construction QA/QC

Our professional construction quality control services focus on documenting and ensuring that our client’s project is constructed in accordance with contract documents and meet standard quality.

At JZN, we meet our clients’ objectives by providing qualified and experienced project staff under the leadership of a registered Professional Engineer. To ensure that the project is constructed with the highest quality possible, we continually perform Quality Assurance and Peer Reviews by our senior staff throughout the life of each project.

We possess the expertise to provide earthwork recommendations based on the plans, specifications, and geotechnical reports. During construction, our scope of work may include:

Stormwater Management

Stormwater management and erosion control on construction sites has become critical to successful project completion, as regulations and enforcement actions develop more aggressive every year. With new regulations currently in effect, owners of sites must be prepared to perform sampling and analysis of stormwater runoff on their construction sites. Regardless of the project size, project owners are obliged to limit stormwater discharges to sensitive water bodies.

Many cities and agencies have adopted strict ordinances that require permanent stormwater planning and design measures. In some areas, projects must now be designed to demonstrate zero hydro- modification from pre-existing conditions. As a direct result of these measures, the cost of compliance both during and after construction continues to climb.

JZN’s engineers and stormwater specialists are experts at characterizing soil conditions pertinent to stormwater management. We have provided stormwater management consulting services for many construction projects, including residential, commercial and retail developments. Our specialties include:

  • all projects
  • construction qa/qc
  • contractor support
  • forensic engineering
  • geotechnical engineering
  • support of Excavation design

Experience and Knowledge you can build on

Experience and Knowledge you can build on

Experience and Knowledge you can build on

Experience and Knowledge you can build on

Experience and Knowledge you can build on

Experience and Knowledge you can build on